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Nashua police warn of phone scam involving IRS claims


NASHUA — Police are warning residents about a phone scam from individuals claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

The caller advises residents they owe a certain amount of cash to the IRS and are told if payment is not received they will face immediate arrest, according to police.

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In one instance, an elderly couple was provided detailed instructions to withdraw cash and then purchase gift cards/green dot cards to make their payment.

A clerk at a local convenience store cautioned the couple about a possible scam, and the couple suffered no monetary loss, police said.
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Authorities are asking anyone who may have been the victim of a similar crime to contact police, and to always verify the identities of any individual or agency demanding cash via telephone or email.
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